Friday, October 06, 2006

Exhibition: Treasures of Ancient Egypt
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia opened a new exhibition yesterday, 5th October 2006: "A new exhibit at the AGNS called Treasures of Ancient Egypt lets people crack the code with over 200 artifacts, from a tiny make-up pot to a full mummy coffin-set, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. . . . The exhibit, specially put together by the AGNS, follows on the heels of last year’s partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the touring exhibit Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World of artifacts from Egypt, Greece and Rome. People’s favourite section in that was the Egyptian one. . . . Highlights in this exhibit include a provocative net dress in pale blue faience beads, a carnelian necklace of amulets that was sold for $50 in the 1930s, an imposing basalt sarcophagus lid with a giant looming face and the mummy of a young man inside a symbolically decorated case."

The exhibition web page on the AGNS website can be found at:

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